Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters Monday that forward Nathan Horton likely has a concussion and is considered day-to-day by the team. 

Horton left Sunday's win over the Flyers in the second period after he was hit in the head by Philadelphia forward Tom Sestito. The league did not discipline Sestito for the hit to the head. 

Bruins president Cam Neely released a statement Monday in response to goaltender Tim Thomas' decision to skip the team's visit to the White House. Thomas was the lone member of the team not to attend.

Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas issued the following statement Monday on why he chose not to attend the White House with his teammates:

"I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.

This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.

It's easy to blast Tim Thomas for skipping the ceremony at the White House on Monday. 



The Bruins visited the White House on Monday as President Barack Obama honored the Stanley Cup champions for both their title as well as the organization's off-ice charitable activities. Though the Bruins were the first New England sports franchise to visit the White House in the Obama administration (the last Boston-based sports team to visit the White House was the Celtics during the final months of the tenure of President George W.

Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was a notable absence at the White House Monday when President Obama honored the Stanley Cup Champions. According to The Boston Globe, Thomas chose not to attend based on political beliefs but will not be suspended by the team. 

“Everybody has their own opinions and political beliefs and he chose not to join us," B's president Cam Neely told ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald

The Bruins got shootout goals from David Krejci and Tyler Seguin as they defeated the Flyers, 6-5, Sunday in Philadelphia. 

Boston survived a blown two-goal lead and a second-period hat trick from Scott Hartnell in the victory. While Hartnell had a natural hat trick in a matter of 16 minutes, Milan Lucic had a Gordie Howe hat trick. The Bruins winger scored his 17th goal of the season in the first period and fought Tom Sestito before assisting a David Krejci goal. 

The NHL announced Sunday that Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has been suspended three games for his hit on Ryan McDonagh Saturday. 

Ference and McDonagh were both chasing a puck Ference had chipped behind Henrik Lundqvist's net in overtime when Ference shoved the Rangers blueliner into the endboards.

“Well it’s one of the most dangerous hits I’ve seen in a while. Nothing has to be said, as far as what should be done. I’m not going to play that, but it’s a pretty easy call as far as I’m concerned.”

 With uncertainty potentially surrounding Andrew Ference's availability for Sunday's game agaisnt the Flyers, the Bruins recalled defenseman Steven Kampfer from Providence following Saturday's game. 

Ference was tossed from the Bruins' 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers for his hit on Ryan McDonagh in overtime. The Bruins' blueliner was given both a five-minute charging major and a game misconduct for the play, and Marian Gaborik scored the game-winning goal on the power play with 3.6 seconds left in overtime.